There were 774 attacks on accident and emergency staff in Scotland reported in 2012 and 2013, according to figures from the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

The data was obtained through freedom of information requests.

The Lib Dems said it was “shameful” that staff in A&E units were subjected to physical and verbal abuse from patients.

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